Inaugural Film of the New Cinema Paridiso Series:
SWEAT & TEARS, MANHOOD IN THE LAND OF THOR...
"A Sauna Evening in Finland" Feat. Screening of the Documentary "Steam of Life" (56 min) ~ Self-serve Light H'orderves and 20 Min Follow-up Q&A
It turns out that the cleansing that takes place in Finnish saunas is as emotional as it is physical. Amid the steam, even ordinary men not known as wordsmiths — create everyday poetry as they wrangle with articulating their innermost feelings. Beautifully and hauntingly shot, the acclaimed film provides a surprising glimpse into the lives of Finnish men and a remarkable depiction of the troubled and often reticent hearts of contemporary Western men.